Physical and Mental Disability in the Movies and Television:
A Bibliography of Books and Articles
in the UC Berkeley Libraries












Physical disability in the movies and Television
Mental disability/Psychiatry in the movies and Television

Web Sites

Films involving disability

Media History and Disability (Clio, Winter 1999, Volume 31, Number 2)

Psychiatry and Film: A Fatal Attraction (Citizens' Commission on Human Rights)

University of Chicago bibliography on psychiatry in cinema

Books and Journal Articles

Physical Disability

Articles about Tod Browning's Freaks (1932)

Adams, Rachel.
Sideshow U.S.A : freaks and the American cultural imagination / Rachel Adams. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Main Stack GV1835.A33 2001

Avon, A.
"Watching Films, Learning Language, Experiencing Culture: An Account of Deaf Culture through History and Popular Films." Journal of Popular Culture. Apr 2006. Vol. 39, Iss. 2; p. 185 (20 pages)
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Motion pictures often depict deafness as a burden to be overcome or a prison to escape. Deaf people have been portrayed as depressed, suicidal, and longing to hear. Sometimes they have been shown as unintelligent or as possessing superhuman lip-reading skills. However, members of deaf culture do not see deafness as a handicap. Rather, sign language is their native language, and they argue that an educational insistence on lip-reading and speech (oralism) amounts to suppression of deaf culture. Many view the inability to hear as only one of the factors that defines a member of the deaf culture. Deaf culture, centered around the visible element of sign language, gains its validity independent of the spoken word. A content analysis of 'Mr. Holland's Opus' (1995) shows the attitudes toward deafness common during 1965-95.

Barnes, Colin.
"Disabling Imagery and The Media."

Berube, Michael.
"The Cultural Representation of People with Disabilities Affects Us All." Chronicle of Higher Education v43, n38 (May 30, 1997):B4 (2 pages).

Berube, Michael.
"Disability and Narrative." PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 568-76, March 2005

Black, Rhonda S.; Pretes, Lori.
"Victims and Victors: Representation of Physical Disability on the Silver Screen." Research & Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, Spring2007, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p66-83, 18p
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Bogdan, R., Biklen, D., Shapiro, A. and Spelkerman, D.
"The Disabled: Media's Monster." Social Policy 12: 32-5.(1982)
Also in:
Perspectives on disability : text and readings on disability / [edited by] Mark Nagler ; foreword by Evan J. Kemp, Jr. Palo Alto, Calif. : Health Markets Research, c1990.
Soc Welfare HV1568.P47 1990

Bogdan, Robert.
Freak show : presenting human oddities for amusement and profit / Robert Bogdan. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1988.
Anthropology GV1835.B65 1988
Main Stack GV1835.B65 1988

Bombaci, Nancy
Freaks in late modernist American culture : Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes, Tod Browning, and Carson McCullers New York : Peter Lang, c2006.
Main Stack PS374.M535.B66 2006
Degeneration, anti-semitism, and the enfreakment of modernism -- Nathanael West's aspiring freakish flaneurs -- "Well of course, I used to be absolutely gorgeous, dear" : the female interviewer as subject/object in Djuna Barnes's journalism -- Heredity, transvestism, and the limits of self-fashioning in Nightwood -- Horror, melodrama, and mutable masculine identity in Tod Browning's films -- "This thing I long for I know not what" : Carson McCullers and the melodrama of the domesticated freak -- Conclusion : deviance, defiance, and the problem of "weirdness".

Byrd, E.K. & Pipes, R.B. (1981).
"Feature films and disability." Journal of Rehabilitation, January/February/March, 51-53, 80.
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Byrd, E Keith; Elliott, Timothy R.
"Feature films and disability: A descriptive study." Rehabilitation Psychology. Vol 30(1), Spr 1985, pp. 47-51

Byrd, E Keith; Elliott, Timothy R.
"Disability in full-length feature films: frequency and quality of films over an 11 year span." International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 1988;11(2):143-8.
"The purpose of this study was to assess frequency of disabling conditions in feature films and the general quality of these films (as judged by professional film critics reviews and movie going consumer ratings) over an 11-year span. 'Psychiatric disorder' were most frequently depicted. Professional film critics were markedly more negative in their reviews than ratings made by movie going consumers." [PubMed]

Byrne, P
"The butler(s) DID it - dissociative identity disorder in cinema."Journal of Medical Ethics 27 (1): 26-29 Suppl. S JUN 2001

Campbell, Christopher and Sherri Hoem.
"Prime Time's Disabled Images." Television Quarterly 32.1 (2001).
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Castells, Jaume Duran; Fonseca Escudero, David
"Disabled personages in the full-length films of Pixar animation studios." Proceeding: MSIADU '09 Proceedings of the 1st ACM SIGMM international workshop on Media studies and implementations that help improving access to disabled users

Cheu, Johnson.
"De-gene-erates, replicants and other aliens: (Re)defining disability in futuristic film." In: Disability/postmodernity : embodying disability theory / edited by Mairian Corker and Tom Shakespeare. London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HV1568.2 .D59 2002

Chivers, Sally.
"Move! You're In The Way": Disability and Age Meet on Screen. Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Spring2008, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p30-43, 14p
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"Conversation About Disability Written on the Body: Part 2." Dramatist; May/Jun2007, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p36-41, 6p
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Conway, Madeline.
"The Politics and Representation of Disability in Contemporary Spain." In: Contemporary Spanish cultural studies / edited by Barry Jordan and Rikki Morgan-Tamosunas. pp: 251-60.London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2000.
Grad SvcsDP48.C66 2000 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack DP48.C66 2000

Crutchfield, Susan.
"Film Studies and Disability Studies." Disability Studies Quarterly 1997 Fall, 17:4, 284-87.

Dahl, Marilyn
"The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability- Disability as Metaphor: The Evil Crip." Canadian Journal of Communication [Online], 18(1).

Darke, P. A.
"The Elephant-Man (Lynch,David, Emi-Films, 1980) - An Analysis From A Disabled Perspective."Disability & Society 9 (3): 327-342 1994

Darke, Paul.
"Understanding Cinematic Representations of Disability." In: The disability reader : social science perspectives / edited by Tom Shakespeare. London ; New York : Cassell, 1998.
Social Welfare HV1568.25.G7 D57 1998

Darke, Paul.
White sticks, wheels and crutches : disability and the moving image London : British Film Institute, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H34 D37 2003

Davidson, Michael
"Phantom Limbs: Film Noir and the Disabled Body." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies - Volume 9, Number 1-2, 2003, pp. 57-77
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Davidson, Michael
"Phantom Limbs: Film Noir and the Disabled Body." In: Concerto for the left hand : disability and the defamiliar body / Michael Davidson. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.
Social Welfare HV1552 .D38 2008

Davis, Lennard
"Nude Venuses, Medusa's Body, and Phantom Limbs: Disability and Visuality." In: The body and physical difference : discourses of disability / David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HV1568 .B63 1997

Davis, Therese
"First Sight: Blindness, Cinema and Unrequited Love." Journal of Narrative Theory, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 48-62, Winter 2003

Devlieger, Patrick; De Coster, Jori
"Disability in African films: A semiotic analysis." Semiotica,Volume 2009, Issue 174, Pages 145-164
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Donaldson, Elizabeth
"The Psychiatric Gaze: Deviance and Disability in Film." Atenea, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 31-48, June 2005
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"Sketches out recurring themes in the representation of mental illness in films and the media. Juxtaposition of mental illness classic films; Elaboration on the cinematic conventions used to narrate psychoses in the movie "A Beautiful Mind;" Discourses of normalcy in television advertisements marketing depressants and bipolar awareness." [Ebsco]

Early, Emmett
"The Wounded War Veteran Returns." In: The war veteran in film / Emmett Early. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V44 E27 2003

Ellis, Kathleen
"Disability As Visual Shorthand: Theme and Style in Australian Cinema In The 1990s." Metro, Autumn2007, Issue 152, p135-139, 5p
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Ellis, Kathleen
"Disrupting Strength, Power and Perfect Bodies: Disability as Narrative Prosthesis in 1990s Australian National Cinema." Nebula, Jun2010, Vol. 7 Issue 1/2, p98-107, 10p
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Ellis, Kathleen
"Reinforcing the stigma: the representation of disability in GATTACA." (VCE Film As Text)(Critical Essay) Australian Screen Education Autumn 2003 i31 p111(4)
The article focuses on the issue of disability as theme and style in Australian cinemas in the 1990's. Disability has long been considered as suited only to a specialty or medical field of inquiry. Disability is the social interpretation of impairment. During the 1990s, an abundance of Australian films featured disabled characters. The film "Angel Baby" is an example of disability which addresses the politics of identity in explicit ways under a framework of multiculturalism.

Englandkennedy, Elizabeth.
"Media Representations of Attention Deficit Disorder: Portrayals of Cultural Skepticism in Popular Media." Journal of Popular Culture, Feb2008, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p91-117, 27p
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"For Your Consideration..." (high percentage of Academy Awards given for portayals of afflicted characters)(Notebook)(Brief Article) Time v155, n12 (March 27, 2000):24.

Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media
Edited by Ann Pointon with Chris Davies. London: British Film Institute : Arts Council of England, 1997.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H34.F73 1997

Gerber, David.
"Heroes and Misfits: The troubled social reintegration of disabled veterans in The Best Years of Our Lives." American Quarterly. Dec 1994. Vol. 46, Iss. 4; p. 545
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Hahn, Harlan.
"Advertising the Acceptably Employable Image: Disability and Capitalism." In: The disability studies reader / edited by Lennard J. Davis. pp: 172-86. New York : Routledge, 1997.
Main Stack HV1568.D5696 1997

Haller, B.
"The misfit and muscular dystrophy." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol XXI nr 4 (Winter 1994); p 142-149
A textual analysis of the 1992 Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon, an event which has been hosted for 27 years by Jerry Lewis, and which has been the focus of protests by disability activists because of the negative image of disability which it presents.

Harris, Leslie
"Disabled Sex and the Movies." Disability Studies Quarterly: Fall 2002

Hamilton, Elizabeth
"No Longer Unreasonable: Disability in German Cinema." Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. [no pagination], Summer 2004

Hawkins, Joan.
"'One of Us': Tod Browning's Freaks." In: Freakery : cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body / edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson. pp: 265-76. New York : New York University Press, c1996.
Anthropology GT6730.F74 1996
Main Stack GT6730.F74 1996

Hayes, Michael T.; Black, Rhonda S.
"Troubling Signs: Disability, Hollywood Movies and the Construction of a Discourse of Pity." Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. [no pagination], Spring 2003

Herzogenrath, Bernd.
"Join the United Mutations: Tod Browning's Freaks." Post Script: Essays in Film & the Humanities. 21(3):8-19. 2002
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Hladki, Janice
"Mattering Media: Thinking Disability in Political Visual Practice." Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies; Apr-Aug2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2/3, p107-126, 20p
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Images of disability on television
Guy Cumberbatch and Ralph Negrine, Broadcasting Research unit . London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1992.8.H36 I48 1992
Moffitt PN1992.8.H36 I48 1992 c.11
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Johnson, Cheu
"Seeing Blindness on Screen: The Cinematic Gaze of Blind Female Protagonists." Journal of Popular Culture; Jun2009, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p480-496, 17p
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Kiger, G.
"Disability and the Language of Print Media, Film and Television." Disability Studies Quarterly, Spring: 12-14 (1989)

Klobas, Lauri E.
Disability Drama in Television and Film. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1988.
UCB Main PN1992.8.H36 K56 1988
UCB Moffitt PN1992.8.H36 K56 1988)

Keller, James R.
""Like to a chaos": deformity and depravity in contemporary film." Journal of Popular Film and Television v. 23 (Spring 1995) p. 8-14
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"A discussion of deformity and depravity in contemporary film. The writer documents the construction of social roles of misshapen individuals in David Lynch's The Elephant Man, Peter Bogdanovich's The Mask, Walter Hill's Johnny Handsome, Sam Raimi's Darkman, and Mel Gibson's A Man without a Face. He argues that The Elephant Man and The Mask seek to establish the basic humanity of the deformed individual by deconstructing the presumed union of physical deformity and transgression. Johnny Handsome, Darkman, and The Man without a Face, on the other hand, he asserts, explore the potential deviancy of a socially marginalized group. He concludes that the portrayal of deformity and depravity in contemporary film attributes much of the culpability for criminal activities to the social forces responsible for alienating and abusing the physically handicapped." [Art Index]

Kent, Deborah
"Views from Hollywood: recent portrayals of blind people in film and on television." Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness; June 1999, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p392-394, 3p
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Kerson T.S.; Kerson L.A.; Kerson J.F.
"She Can Have a Seizure Maybe; Then We Can Watch: The Portrayal of Epilepsy in Film." Social Work in Health Care, Vol. 30(3) 2000
UC users only "The study explores the portrayal of epilepsy in 23 films identified as involving seizures. Findings indicate that seizures are used in film to drive the narrative, enhance major characterization, add to minor characters and create distraction from other action. Epilepsy is primarily portrayed as one dimension of unsympathetic, out-of-control, and feared characters. Generally, depictions are out-dated and unrelated to present day treatment of the illness or control of its symptoms. Social workers are asked to advocate for more accurate portrayals, and a list of professional and self-help groups who work in this way is provided." [Hayworth Press]

Kerson T.S.; Kerson L.A.
"Implacable images: why epileptiform events continue to be featured in film and television." Epileptic Disorders 2006 Jun;8(2):103-13.
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Kleege, Georgina.
"Blind Nightmares." Sight Unseen. New Haven : Yale University Press, c1999. pp: 43-66.
Education-Psychology HV1593 .K528 1999

Knight, Deirdre Sabina
"Madness and disability in contemporary Chinese film." The Journal of medical humanities 2006 Summer;27(2):93-103.
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"This article draws on recent research in the medical humanities to analyze two contemporary Chinese films: Zhang Yuan's Sons (1996) and Zhou Xiaowen's The Common People (1998). By portraying psychic and physical anguish in ways that refuse to divorce biology from culture, such films offer rare moral dialogues on biomedical issues and contribute a cross-cultural perspective invaluable to the task of responding to illness and suffering." [PubMed]

Kolbenschlag, M.C.
"The female grotesque: Gargoyles in the cathedrals of cinema." Journal of Popular Film, 6, 328-341 (1978).
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Kraayenoord, Christa van.
"Movies and Disability: Positive impact or harm?" International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, Jun2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p103-106, 4p
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Kuppers, Petra.
Disability and contemporary performance : bodies on edge. New York : Routledge, c2004.
SOCW: HV1568 .K87 2004;
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip043/2003010108.html

Kuppers, Petra.
"The Wheelchair's Rhetoric." TDR: The Drama Review; Winter2007, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p80-88, 9p, 3 bw
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"The author focuses on how persons with disabilities express themselves through the arts in the U.S. She explains that there are many simulation exercises that reinforce and provide real experiences for disabled persons to encounter. Because of this, she noted that a different kind of performance disability dominates Hollywood and other national cinemas. She teases out the complex ways in which wheelchairs and the performances that surround these people function as meaning makers though examining films with disability as theme." [Ebsco]

Larsen, Robin Haller, Beth A.
"The Case of Freaks: Public reception of real disability." Journal of Popular Film and Television, 29 (4): 164(9), January 2002.
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Describes the production and release of "Freaks" and how its public rejection reflects cultural notions of the body and of disability.

Longmore, Paul K.
"Screening stereotypes : images of disabled people in television and motion pictures." In: Why I burned my book and other essays on disability Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2003.
MAIN: HV1568 .L66 200
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Magnet, Shoshana.
"Erasing Queerness/Constraining Disability: Filmic Representations of Queers with Disabilities in "Frida" and "Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun."" Canadian Woman Studies, Winter/Spring2005, Vol. 24 Issue 2/3, p171-175, 5p
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Maio, Kathi
"A Lack of Vision: Blink, Out of Sight, and Blind Women on Screen." Sojourner: The Women's Forum, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 33-35, May 1994

Markotic, Nicole
"Punching Up the Story: Disability and Film." Canadian Journal of Film Studies; Spring2008, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p2-10, 9p
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McClimens, Alex .
"Disability on the box: with a few noteworthy exceptions, popular TV programmes ignore the existence of people with disabilities. It's time to get real." (2nd Opinion). Learning Disability Practice July 2003 v6 i6 p27(1)
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Meekosha, Helen
"Superchicks, Clones, Cyborgs, and Cripples: Cinema and Messages of Bodily Transformations." Social Alternatives, 1999, 18, 1, Jan, 24-28
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"Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film, Alien Resurrection, is interpreted as addressing various issues relevant to disability politics. After providing an overview of the film's plot, the reactions of feminists & the US moral majority to the film are discussed. Despite continued scientific support for the Human Genome Project, it is contended that such a project threatens the elimination of disabled people, cultures, & histories. The use of prenatal testing to support the euthanasia of fetuses with physical problems is compared to the female protagonist's destruction of monstrous human-alien offspring. It is asserted that the connection between corporeality & identity has become increasingly problematic in contemporary society. Other films that address disability in worlds dominated by genetic engineering or that cast disabled characters are noted to illustrate the rise of popular representations of disability. The disability movement in Australia is briefly addressed." [Sociological Abstracts]

Michel, Sonya
"Danger on the Home Front: Motherhood, Sexuality, and Disabled Veterans in American Postwar Films." Journal of the History of Sexuality , Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jul., 1992), pp. 109-128
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Mitchell, David T.; Snyder, Sharon L.
"Representation and its discontents: The uneasy home of disability in literature and film." In: Handbook of disability studies / edited by Gary L. Albrecht, Katherine D. Seelman, and Michael Bury. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HV1568.2 .H36 2001
Public Health HV1568.2 .H36 2001

Moeschen, Sheila C.
"A Crippling Deceit: Mendicancy and the Performance of Disability in Progressive America" Text & Performance Quarterly, Jan-Apr2008, Vol. 28 Issue 1/2, p81-97, 17p
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Molina, Caroline.
"Muteness and Mutilation: The Aesthetics of Disability in Jane Campion's The Piano." In: The body and physical difference : discourses of disability / David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder, editors. pp: 267-82.Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1997. Body, in theory.
Main Stack HV1568.B63 1997

Nelson, Jack A.
"Broken images: Portrayals of those with disabilities in American media." In: The Disabled, the media, and the information age / edited by Jack A. Nelson. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HV1553 .D564 1994
Moffitt HV1553 .D564 1994

Nelson, Jack A.
"The invisible cultural group: images of disability." In: Images that injure : pictorial stereotypes in the media / edited by Paul Martin Lester and Susan Dente Ross ; foreword by Everette E. Dennis. Edition 2nd ed. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2003.
Main Stack P96.S74.I45 2003

Nickel, J.
"Disabling African American Men: Liberalism and Race Message Films." Cinema Journal v. 44 no. 1 (Fall 2004) p. 25-48
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Norden, Martin F.
The Cinema of Isolation: A History of Physical Disability in the Movies. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c1994.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.H34 N67 1994
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Norden, Martin F.
"Hollywood's Disabled Vietnam Vet Revisited." In: In the eye of the beholder : critical perspectives in popular film and television / edited by Gary R. Edgerton, Michael T. Marsden, and Jack Nachbar. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1997.
Main Stack PN1995.I565 1997
Moffitt PN1995.I565 1997
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Norden, Martin F.
"Resexualization of the disabled war hero in Thirty seconds over Tokyo." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol XXIII nr 2 (Summer 1995); p 50-55
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Analyses the WWII film "Thirty seconds over Tokyo" and its treatment of disability and sexuality

Norden, Martin F.
"The 'Uncanny' Relationship of Disability and Evil in Film and Television." In: The changing face of evil in film and television / edited by Martin F. Norden. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E93 C43 2007

Norden, Martin F.
"Victims, Villains, Saints, and Heroes: Movie Portrayals of People with Physical Disabilities." In: Beyond the stars, Vol. 1: stock characters in American popular film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990-
Main (Gardner) Stacks Call No. PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990
Moffitt Call No. PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990

Norden, Martin F.; Cahill, Madeleine A.
"Violence, Women, and Disability in Tod Browning's 'Freaks' and 'The Devil Doll.'" Journal of Popular Film and Television v26, n2 (Summer, 1998):86 (9 pages).

O'Connor, Tom
"Disability and David Lynch's 'Disabled' Body of Work." Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. [no pagination], Winter 2002

Olney, Ian.
"The Problem Body Politic, or 'These Hands Have a Mind All Their Own!': Figuring Disability in the Horror Film Adaptations of Renard's Les Mains d'Orlac." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 294-302, 2006
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Poore, Carol .
"Who belongs? Disability and the German nation in postwar literature and film." German Studies Review Feb 2003 v26 i1 p21-42
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"Prime time's disabled images: some recent television portrayals of people with disabilities are challenging a tradition of stereotypes." Television Quarterly Spring 2001 v32 i1 p44(7)
This article discusses the manner in which disabled persons are portrayed in motion pictures and television programs. Topics include villainy, pity, humanity, and discrimination.

The problem body : projecting disability on film
Edited by Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotic'. Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2010.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H34 P76 2010
"The whole art of a wooden leg" : King Vidor's picturization of Laurence Stallings's "Great story" / Timothy Barnard -- Phantom limbs : film noir and the disabled body / Michael Davidson -- Seeing blindness on-screen : the blind, female gaze / Johnson Cheu -- The wild child / Dawne McCance -- No life anyway : pathologizing disability on film / Paul Darke -- "And death--capital D--shall be no more--semicolon!" : explicating the terminally ill body in Margaret Edson's W;t / Heath Diehl -- "A man, with the same feelings" : disability, humanity, and heterosexual apparatus in Breaking the waves, Born on the fourth of July, Breathing lessons, and Oasis / Eunjung Kim -- Neoliberal risks : Million dollar baby, Murderball, and anti-national sexual positions / Robert McRuer -- Body genres : an anatomy of disability in film / Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell -- "Blinded by the light," or : Where's the rest of me? / Anne Finger.

Quart, L. & Auster, A.
"The wounded vet in postwar film." Social Policy, 13:2, 24-31 (1982)

Ross, Karen
"But where's me in it? Disability, broadcasting and the audience." Media Culture & Society Vol XIX nr 4 (Oct 1997); p 669-677
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"Broadcasters are able to address the many objections of handicapped advocates in portraying disability and disability issues. Most of the criticism focuses on the lack of respect generally shown disabled characters. Disabled people could serve as program consultants, and guidelines adopted as early as 1992 could be enforced. Disabled audiences want broadcasters to show disabilities as part of daily life." [Expanded Academic Index]

Safran, Stephen P.
"Disability portrayal in Film: Reflecting the Past, Directing the Future." Exceptional Children v64, n2 (Wntr, 1998):227 (12 pages).
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" Author Abstract: Going to the movies and viewing videos are very popularforms of entertainment. "Cinematic stories and characters influenceperceptions and opinions of many viewers. Studying film depictions,therefore, provides a unique perspective on society's views of individualswith disabilities. The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigatetrends in Academy Award winning films that portray persons withdisabilities. Over the decades, there have been an increasing number ofawards involving "disability" movies; psychiatric disorders have been mostfrequently portrayed. Only two of the motion pictures identified presentedchildren or youth with impairments, while none featured learning disabilities. Implications for special education professionals, withparticular emphasis on using films for instructional purposes, arediscussed." COPYRIGHT 1998 Council for Exceptional Children.

Safran, Stephen P.
"The first century of disability portrayal in film: An analysis of the literature." Journal of Special Education 31 (4): 467-479 WIN 1998
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"Offers on interdisciplinary review of the literature on disability portrayal in film by integrating resources from film history, the social sciences, rehabilitation, mass communication, psychology, psychiatry, & education. Several topical areas are evaluated, including history, quantitative investigations, the quality of cinematic representations of disability, & the politics of film. Psychiatric disorders were found to be the most frequently depicted, with many stereotypic depictions of a wide range of disabilities identified. Directions for future research, with recommendations for quantitative investigations & a call for additional interdisciplinary research, are discussed." [Sociological Abstracts]

Safran, Stephen P.
"Movie Images of Disability and War." (Critical Essay) Remedial and Special Education July 2001 v22 i4 p223
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"In this article, six Academy Award-winning movies about warfare and disability are analyzed by synthesizing historical information, characteristics of specific disability conditions, and disability-related social issues. Each film's content is examined, with emphasis on how each may potentially influence viewer understanding of disability. Implications for special education practices are discussed." [ERIC]

Samuels, Ellen
"From Melville to Eddie Murphy: The Disability Con in American Literature and Film." Leviathan Volume 8 Issue 1 Page 61 - March 2006

Sarkar, Bhaskar
"Blindness, Visuality And The Ethical Turn." New Review of Film and Television Studies, Volume 3, Number 2, 01Nov2005 , pp. 201-222(22)

Schuchman, John S.
Hollywood speaks : deafness and the film entertainment industry / John S. Schuchman. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1988.
UCB Main PN1995.9.D35 S381 1988
Bancroft PN1995.9.D35.S381 1988 Non-circulating; may be used only in The Bancroft Library.

Schwartz, Diane; Blue, Elfreda; McDonald, Mary; Giuliani, George; Weber, Genevieve; Seirup, Holly; Rose, Sage; Elkis-Albuhoff, Deborah; Rosenfeld, Jeffrey; Perkins, Andrea.
"Dispelling stereotypes: promoting disability equality through film." Disability & Society, Dec2010, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p841-848, 8

Shakespeare, Tom
"Art and lies?; representations and disability on film." In: Disability discourse / edited by Mairian Corker and Sally French. Buckingham ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Open University Press, 1999
Main Stack HV1568.2.D57 1999

Screening disability : essays on cinema and disability
Edited by Christopher R. Smit, Anthony Enns.Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H34 S39 2001
Contents: Introduction : The state of cinema and disability studies / Christopher R. Smit and Anthony Enns -- Screening stereotypes : images of disabled people / Paul K. Longmore -- The Hollywood discourse on disability : some personal reflections / Martin F. Norden -- The fusion of film studies and disability studies / Thomas B. Hoeksema and Christopher R. Smit -- None of us : ambiguity as moral discourse in Tod Browning's Freaks / Meira Cook -- The horror of becoming "one of us" : Tod Browning's Freaks and disability / Sally Chivers -- Disabling the viewer : perceptions of disability in Tod Browning's Freaks / Nicole Markotic -- Tod Browning and the monstrosity of Hollywood style / Oliver Gaycken -- Lost and found in translation : the changing faces of disability in the film adaptations of Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris : 1842 / Laurie E. Harnick -- Trapped in the affection-image : American cinema's post-traumatic cycle (1970-1976) / Christian Keathley -- The inner life of Ordinary people / Patrick E. Horrigan -- Disability and the dysfunctional family in Wayne Wang's Smoke / Lou Ann Thompson -- The noble ruined body : blindness and visual prosthetics in three science fiction films / Susan Crutchfield -- The spectacle of disabled masculinity in John Woo's "heroicbloodshed" films / Anthony Enns -- Sexy cyborgs : disability and erotic politics in Cronenberg's Crash / James L. Cherney.

Shakespeare, Tom
"Sex, Death, and Stereotypes: Disability in Sick and Crash." In: Signs of life : cinema and medicine / edited by Graeme Harper and Andrew Moor. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2005.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P44 S54 2005

Shannon, Jeff
"Access Hollywood: Disability in Recent Film and Television." New Mobility

Shell, Marc.
Polio and its aftermath : the paralysis of culture Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
PubHealth RC181.U5 S53 2005
Contents: Autobiographies of a disease -- One polio story -- In the family -- A polio school -- Stasis and kinesis -- Paralytic polio and moving pictures -- Handi-capitalism and cinema business -- The cast of Rear Window; or, cinema and akinesia -- Politics -- Polio and the great wars -- Remembering Roosevelt -- What we can learn, if we hurry.

Shepherd, Terry L.
"Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations: Portraits of Individuals With Disabilities in Star Trek." Teaching Exceptional Children Plus Volume 3, Issue 6, July 2007

Smit, Christopher R.
"Please call now, before it's too late": spectacle discourse in the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. (social power, disability, and identity) Journal of Popular Culture Spring 2003 v36 i4 p687(17) (6068 words)
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Smith, Claude J., Jr
"Finding a Warm Place for Someone We Know: The Cultural Appeal of Recent Mental Patient and Asylum Films." Journal of Popular Film & Television 27:1 (Spring 1999) p. 40-46 p. 40-46
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Snyder, Sharon L.
"Body Genres and Disability Sensations: The Challenge of the New Disability Documentary Cinema." In: Cultural locations of disability Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
SOCW: HV1568 .S69 2006 Desk
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005020957.html

Snyder, Sharon L.; Mitchell, David T.
"How Do We Get All These Disabilities In Here?": Disability Film Festivals and the Politics of Atypicality." Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Spring2008, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p11-29, 19p
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Snyder, Sharon L.; Mitchell, David T.
"After Panopticon: Contemporary Institutions as Documentary Subject." In: Cultural locations of disability / Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Social Welfare HV1568 .S69 2006

Steffen-Fluhr, Nancy
"Disabled by Desire: Body Doubles in "Rear Window" (1942), "Rear Window" (1954), and "Rear Window" (1998)." Post Script - Essays in Film and the Humanities 22:3 [Summer 2003] p. 69-88
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"Steffen-Fluhr examines portrayals of a disabled character in three connected texts: the protagonist in Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "Rear Window," Alfred Hitchcock's Hollywood thriller "Rear Window," which is loosely based on Woolrich's story, [H]and the 1998 ABC-TV remake of Hitchcock's "Rear Window," directed by Jeff Bleckner [H]and starring Christopher Reeve. Steffan-Fluhr posits that the disabled body is often a repository for feelings of desire, [H]and explores how in each text the wheelchair-bound protagonist is drawn into a mysterious, dangerous, voyeuristic game with his "double," a man he witnesses from his apartment window who is apparently covering up a murder. Steffan-Fluhr offers a reading of the disabled hero's actions as motivated by sexual desire in the first two texts, [H]and assesses the television remake in terms of the actor Reeve's own real-life paralysis fueling the character's desire to escape his body." [International Index to the Performing Arts]

Thomson, Rosemarie Garland.
Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature / Rosemarie Garland Thomson. New York : Columbia University Press, c1997.
Grad SvcsPS374.P44.T49 1997 Non-circulating; may be used only in Graduate Services.
Main Stack PS374.P44.T49 1997
Moffitt PS374.P44.T49 1997

Thirion, Antoine
"Handicap moteur." Cahiers du Cinéma no. 609 (February 2006) p. 77
"Part of a special section devoted to the emergence of a "subtle cinema." An overview of three films in which handicapped characters have been given a central role: Three Times by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Be With Me by Eric Khoo, and 1/3 des Yeux by Olivier Zabat."

Trauma and cinema : cross-cultural explorations
Edited by E. Ann Kaplan and Ban Wang. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2003.
Main Stack PN1995.2.K35 2004

Valentine, J
"Disabled discourse: hearing accounts of deafness constructed through Japanese television and film." Disability & Society 16 (5): 707-U5 AUG 2001
"Representations of deafness in the Japanese media are incorporated into the dominant discourse of disability. Deafness is accorded the terminology, institutionalised TV slots and conventional narratives of disability. Special virtues and talents are assumed, including heroic perseverance through obstacles. Deaf characters are conceived in isolation, through a tragic loss of communication that brings abandonment and loneliness. This entrapment in a domain that embodies the gendered virtues and cultural values of silence is a hearing construction. Perceived losses and gains in communication and understanding are used as dramatic devices for characterisation, commentary and crisis. With regard to the availability of alternative accounts and interpretations, however, deaf people should not be presumed to be victims of as well as in the dramas." [PsychInfo]

Wall, James M.
"Movies as mirrors and windows: Depicting disabilities in film." World Association for Christian Communication

Whittington-Walsh, Fiona.
"From Freaks to Savants: Disability and Hegemony from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) to Sling Blade (1997)." Disability & Society. 17(6):695-707. 2002 Oct
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"The purpose of this paper is to examine the criticism of Tod Browning's Freaks (1932) by comparing it with images of the more 'successful' mainstream films. Through this analysis, I will demonstrate that the criticism for Freaks as it stands is unsupported. I argue what truly offends, shocks audiences & critics alike & the reason for the film's continued 'banishment' is not only the visibility of the actors with disabilities, but also the fact that Browning & his actors found no shame in showcasing their diversity. It is within both the criticism of the film & the mainstream films depicting characters with disabilities where the institutional rejection of diversity is found, not in the images Browning showcased." [Sociological Abstracts]

Wilkins, Lee
"The blind in the media : A vision of stereotypes in action." In: Images that injure : pictorial stereotypes in the media / edited by Paul Martin Lester and Susan Susan Dente Ross ; foreword by Everette E. Dennis. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, c2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks P96.S74 I45 2003

Wolfe, Kathi.
"Heroes and Holy Innocents." (Hollywood portrayal of the disabled) Utne Reader, n73 (Jan-Feb, 1996):24 (2 pages).
Movie theaters and films have been made accessible to the handicapped.However, the way they are portrayed is still far from the truth. Hollywoodstill perpetuates stereotypes and has shaped mainstream perception ofdisabled people.

Wolfson, Kim; Norden, Martin F.
"Film images of people with disabilities." In: Handbook of communication and people with disabilities : research and application
Edited by Dawn O. Braithwaite, Teresa L. Thompson. Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2000.
Social Welfare HV1568.4 .H35 2000

Zeldis, Nina
"To Be or Not to Be: Terminal Illness in Film and in Life." Nursing Forum Volume 40 Issue 4 Page 129 - October 2005
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Zimmerman, Ira.
"Disabled People Deserve Respect in Hollywood." Los Angeles Times. Oct 28, 1991. p. F3
Ira Zimmerman supports a moratorium on the production of movies and TV programs that make fun of the handicapped.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)

Adams, Brooks.
"Julian Schnabel: The Eye of the Mind." Art in America; May2008, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p85-89, 3p
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Alleva, Richard.
"Locked In." Commonweal, 2/29/2008, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p23-24, 2p
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Church, David.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Disability Studies Quarterly Spring 2008, Volume 28, No.2

Corne, Jonah.
"In The Blink of a Speaking Eye: On Vision and Language in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Literature Film Quarterly, 2010, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p217-229, 13p
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Craig, Megan.
"Locked In." Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p145-158, 14p
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Denby, David.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." New Yorker, 12/24/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 41, p34-34
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Glenn, Linda MacDonald.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." American Journal of Bioethics; Mar2009, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p50-51, 2p
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Heidt, Sarah J.
"'Ça, c'est moi': The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as Autobiographical Multitext." Adaptation, Sep2009, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p125-148, 24p
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Kern, Laura.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Film Comment, Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p69-70, 2p
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Laine, Tarja.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly as an Emotional Event." Midwest Studies In Philosophy, 2010, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p295-305, 11p
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Macaulay, Scott.
"The Inside Man." Filmmaker - The Magazine of Independent Film 16:1 (Fall 2007) p. 70-73
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Mathiasen, Helle.
"Mind Over Body: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." American Journal of Medicine, Sep2008, Vol. 121 Issue 9, p829-829, 1p UC users only

Simonton, Dean Keith.
"Going on living when you're buried alive." PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 53 (33), 2008. UC users only

Weinstein, Wendy R.
"The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." Film Journal International, Dec2007, Vol. 110 Issue 12, p64-65, 2p
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The King's Speech

Cabot, Adele.
"The King's Speech" Psychological Perspectives, Apr2011, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p239-243, 5p
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Farquhar, Michael.
"When the King Came Calling." American History, Jun2011, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p60-63, 4p
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Howell, Peter.
"Listen to the lessons of The King's Speech." Nature; 2/3/2011, Vol. 470 Issue 7332, p7, 1p
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Kraayenoord, Christa van.
"Movies and Disability: Positive impact or harm?" International Journal of Disability, Development & Education, Jun2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p103-106, 4p
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Lally, Kevin.
"Speak the Speech… Trippingly." Film Journal International, Dec2010, Vol. 113 Issue 12, p8-34, 3p
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McFarlane, Brian.
"The King's Speech" Metro, Mar2011, Issue 168, p8-12, 5p
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Van Kraayenoord, Christa.
"Movies and Disability: Positive impact or harm?" International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, June 2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p103-106, 4p
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Walters, Ben
"Talking Cure." Film Quarterly, Summer2011, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p6-7, 2p
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Million Dollar Baby

See Clint Eastwood bibliography

The Sweet Hereafter

Cardullo, Bert.
"Blood and cheeries, snow and dust: on Egoyan's The sweet hereafter (1997, Canada) and Kiarostami's A taste of cherry (1997, Iran)" In: In search of cinema: writings on international film art / Bert Cardullo ; foreword by Richard Gilman. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004.
Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]
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Dillon, Steven.
"Lyricism and Accident in The Sweet Hereafter." Literature/Film Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p227-230, 4p
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Landwehr, Margarete Johanna.
"Egoyan's Film Adaptation of Banks's "The Sweet Hereafter": "The Pied Piper" as Trauma Narrative and "Mise-en-abyme." Literature Film Quarterly. 2008, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p215-222. 8p DD>UC users only

May, Vivian M; Ferri, Beth A.
""I'm a Wheelchair Girl Now": Abjection, Intersectionality, and Subjectvity in Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter." Women's Studies Quarterly, 2002, 30, 1-2, summer, 131-150 DD>UC users only

Mazierska, Ewa.
"Institutions and individuals in the films of Atom Egoyan." Kinema, Fall 2002, Issue 18, p55-74, 20p
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McAdams, Tony.
"Blame and The Sweet Hereafter." Legal Studies Forum 24:599 (2000)

McCann, Michael; Haltom, William.
"Ordinary Heroes vs. Failed Lawyers - Public Interest Litigation in Erin Brockovich and Other Contemporary Films." Law & Social Inquiry, Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p1043-1070, 28p
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Pollock, Mary Sanders
"Modifying the Victorians: adaptation and shifts in cultural values. The power of money: Browning's "The pied piper" and Egoyan's The sweet hereafter." In: Victorian literature and film adaptation / edited by Abigail Burnham Bloom and Mary Sanders Pollock. Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, c2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks New books PN1997.85 .V45 2011

Rayns, Tony.
"The Sweet Hereafter" Sight & Sound, October 1997, Vol. 7, p60-61, 2p
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Romney, Jonathan.
Atom Egoyan / Jonathan Romney. London : British Film Institute, 2003.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.E334 R66 2003)

Sarat, Austin.
"Imagining the Law of the Father: Loss, Dread, and Mourning in "The Sweet Hereafter"." Law & Society Review, Vol. 34, No. 1. (2000), pp. 3-46.
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Wilson, Emma.
Atom Egoyan / Emma Wilson. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.E334 W55 2009)

Weese, Katherine.
"Family Stories: Gender and Discourse in Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter." Narrative, 2002, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p69-90, 22p
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Mental Disability/Psychiatry in Film

Bibliography on serial killers in the movies
The Psychology of Movies & Movie Audiences

Bellin, Joshua David.
"Monstrous Minds: Fantasy Film and Mental Illness." In: Framing monsters : fantasy film and social alienation Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F36 B45 2005; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip052/2004023653.html

Bhugra, Dinesh
"Teaching psychiatry through cinema." Psychiatric Bulletin (2003) 27: 429-430

Brandell, Jerrold R.
"Eighty Years of Dream Sequences: A Cinematic Journey Down Freud's 'Royal Road'." American Imago: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Culture, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 59-76, Spring 2004.
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Brudenell K.
"Madness at the movies." Mental Health Today. 2003 Jun;:10-1.

Bhugra, D.
"Mad tales from Bollywood: the impact of social, political, and economic climate on the portrayal of mental illness in Hindi films." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Oct2005, Vol. 112 Issue 4, p250-256, 7p
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Cavell, Stanley
"The image of the psychoanalyst in film (2000)." In: Cavell on film / edited and with an introduction by William Rothman. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.
PFA PN1995.C396 2005

Celluloid couches, cinematic clients : psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in the movies /
Edited by Jerrold R. Brandell. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004. SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P783.C47 2004

Coffman, Christine E.
Insane passions : lesbianism and psychosis in literature and film Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2006.
MAIN: PS228.L47 C64 2006; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0617/2006022541.html

Condren, Rita Mairead, Peter Byrne, and Neal Baer.
"Challenging ER's psychokiller." The Western Journal of Medicine 173.3 (Sept 2000): 156.

Donaldson, Elizabeth
"The Psychiatric Gaze: Deviance and Disability in Film." Atenea, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 31-48, June 2005

Frisch, Serge
"The couch and the silver screen: Psychoanalytic reflections on European cinema." International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Vol 86(2), Apr 2005, pp. 594-600
Review of the book, "The couch and the silver screen: Psychoanalytic reflections on European cinema" edited by Andrea Sabbadini. This is a book which will fascinate all cinema lovers and take its place among the many valuable writings on applied psychoanalysis in Europe. The work has its source in the interdisciplinary discussions which took place between psychoanalysts and film directors at the First European Psychoanalytic Film Festival in London in November 2001. The aim of this book is to be a metaphorical meeting point between psychoanalysts and film directors from very different backgrounds who have contrasting views on the psychological, political, technical and interpersonal aspects of European cinematography that were discussed during the symposium. All the chapters are built around one or several films, scenes from which were shown to the participants in the Festival itself. There are 16 chapters in the book, divided according to four central themes: the first main theme is entitled 'Set and stage', the second main theme is "Working through trauma", the third major theme of the book is "Horror perspectives', and the fourth and final part of the book discusses the sometimes blurred relationship between external and internal reality, and the subjective interpretation of objectively real events. This book is often not an easy one to read, given the wide range of contributors, their different points of view and the variable interest one may take in some of the topics discussed. The reader is forever switching back and forth between chapters and cannot but realise just how much psychoanalysis and cinematography are mutually enriching. [PsychInfo]

de Carlo, Keri
"Ogres and Angels in the madhouse. Mental health nursing identities in film." International Journal of Mental Health Nursing Volume 16 Issue 5, 2007, Pages 338 - 348
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De Groba, Ana Sloninsky; De Martin, Liliana Pedron
"Personality disorders: Actings and rescue fantasies in cinema and psychoanalysis." International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Vol 86(1), Feb 2005, pp. 163-165

Dement, Jeffrey W.
Going for broke : the depiction of compulsive gambling in film / Jeffrey W. Dement. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.G26.D46 1999

Devlieger PJ, Baz T, Drazen C.
"Mental retardation in American film: A semiotic analysis."Semiotica 129 (1-4): 1-28 2000

Diefenbach DL
"The Portrayal Of Mental Illness On Prime-Time Television."Journal of Community Psychology 25 (3): 289-302 MAY 1997
"In this content analysis of television, the portrayal of persons with mental disorders was highly correlated with the portrayal of violent crime. The mentally ill were found to be nearly 10 times more violent than the general population of television characters, and 10 to 20 times more violent (during a two week sample) than the mentally ill in the U.S. population (over the course of an entire year). The mentally ill on television were also judged to have a negative impact on society and a negative quality of life." [Wiley InterScience]

Donaldson, Elizabeth.
"The Psychiatric Gaze: Deviance and Disability in Film." Atenea, jun2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p31-48, 18p
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Dworkin, Martin S.
"Movie Psychiatrics." The Antioch Review, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Winter, 1954), pp. 484-491
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Emin-Tunc, Tanfir and Prescott, Nichole
"Glen or Glenda: Psychiatry, Sexuality, and the Silver Screen: Normalizing "deviant" bodies and genders is just one of many tropes in Wood's complex camp classic." Bright Lights Issue 41

Endless night : cinema and psychoanalysis, parallel histories /
Edited by Janet Bergstrom. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P783.E53 1999
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Englandkennedy, Elizabeth.
"Media Representations of Attention Deficit Disorder: Portrayals of Cultural Skepticism in Popular Media." Journal of Popular Culture. Feb 2008. Vol. 41, Iss. 1; p. 91 (27 pages)
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Fearing, Franklin
"Psychology and the Films." Hollywood Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 2. (Jan., 1947), pp. 118-121.
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Fearing, Franklin
"The Screen Discovers Psychiatry." Hollywood Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 2. (Jan., 1946), pp. 154-158.
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Field, B.
"Intellectual disability in literature and film." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 44: 363 Part 3-4 Jun-Aug 2000

Fisher, Bradley J.
"Exploring Ageist Stereotypes through Commercial Motion Pictures." Teaching Sociology, Vol. 20, No. 4, Gifts: 20 Great Ideas for Teaching Sociology (Oct., 1992), pp. 280-284
UC users only

Fleming, Michael.
Images of Madness: The Portrayal of Insanity in the Feature Film / Michael Fleming and Roger Manvell. Rutherford [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; London: Associated University Presses, c1985.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M463.F541 1985
Moffitt PN1995.9.M463.F541 1985

Fleming, Michael; Roger Manvell.
"Through a lens, darkly." (mental illness and psychiatry in motion pictures) Psychology Today July 1987 v21 p26(8) (3491 words)

Flowers, John.
Psychotherapists on film, 1899-1999 : a worldwide guide to over 5000 films / John Flowers and Paul Frizler. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0415/2004003170.html
Main Stack PN1995.9.M462.F58 2004 Library has: v.1-2 (2004)

Fuchs, Christian
Bad blood : an illustrated guide to psycho cinema / Christian Fuchs. London : Creation Books, 2002. Creation cinema collection ; v. 18
Main Stack PN1995.9.P785.F83 2002

Fuery, Patrick
Madness and cinema : psychoanalysis, spectatorship, and culture Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.P783 F84 2004

Gabbard, Glen O.
"The Cinematic Psychiatrist." Psychiatric Times. Vol. 16 No. 7
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Gabbard, Glen O.
Psychiatry and the Cinema / Glen O. Gabbard and Krin Gabbard. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, c1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P78.G3 1999
Contents via Google Books

Gabbard, Glen O.
"The psychoanalyst at the movies." International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. Vol 78(3), Jun 1997, pp. 429-434
"Discusses aspects of psychoanalysis in film and the inauguration of film reviews as a new feature that will appear regularly in The International Journal of Psycho-Analysis. Included in the discussion is the explication of underlying cultural mythology, the application of Freud's dreamwork to film, and the analysis of a character in the narrative. The author states that audiences do not attend films merely to be entertained, but to encounter long-forgotten but still powerful anxieties that stem from universal developmental experiences. By confronting them at a distance in a darkened cinema, they have the opportunity to master those anxieties vicariously and leave enriched and relieved. The author concludes that, as with all forms of art, when we study film, we study ourselves." [PsychInfo]

Gabbard, Glen O. & Gabbard, K.
"The female psychoanalyst in the movies." Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 37, 1031-1049.(1989)

Gabbard, Glen O.
"The cinematic psychiatrist." Psychiatric Times. 17(7) (1999, July)

Gabbard, Krin.
"Therapy's "talking cure" still works, in Hollywood." The Chronicle of Higher Education 46.23 (Feb 11, 2000): B9(2).
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Gordon, Andrew.
"It's Not Such a Wonderful Life: The Neurotic George Bailey." The American Journal of Psychoanalysis 54 no. 3. 1994 Sept. pp: 219-33.
"A little recognized aspect of Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life' is thatof Bailey's divided self in that he must choose between being morally responsible or achieving personal success, incompatible aspects of the American dream. Bailey is torn between caring for the family business which is failing and following his own desires to be an architect. Either choice is a failure of a sort and Bailey choses self-effacement through adopting the family business." [Expanded Academic Index]

Gorgh-Yates, K.
"Private madness and public lunacy." Films and Filming, February, 27-30 (1972).

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
"A Beautiful Gold Mine.(cinematic representations of psychiatry)." Psychiatric Times (June 1, 2002): 24.

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
"A field guide to cinetherapy: On celluloid psychoanalysis and its practitioners." American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 60(4). 329-339 (2000, December)
The portrayal of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in motion pictures is discussed. According to Irving Schneider and Krin and Glen Gabbard, cinematic therapists tend to fall into one of three stereotypes: dippy, evil, or wonderful.

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
"Mental Illness on the Screen." Psychiatric Times July 1, 2007 Vol. 24 No. 8

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
The movies on your mind / by Harvey R. Greenberg. 1st ed. New York : Saturday Review Press, 1975.
Main Stack PN1995.G671 1975

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
"Psychotherapy at the simplex: le plus ca shrink. (pyschotherapists in American films)." Journal of Popular Film and Television 20.n2 (Summer 1992): 9(7).
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"The unprecedented success of 'The Silence of the Lambs,' 'What About Bob?' and 'The Prince of Tides' heralds the revival of a theme that has been central to American films for many decades. Once again, films depict psychotherapists as either eccentric or wonderful and even vicious individuals. In 'The Silence of the Lambs,' Dr. Hannibal Lecter represents the evil doctor whose wickedness is more interesting than the main character's virtues. In 'What About Bob?' the therapist's foible has won the adulation of his patient while 'The Prince of Tides' unfolds the unselfish dedication of a therapist to her profession." [Expanded Academic Index]

Greenberg, Harvey R.
"Psychiatry in La-La Land." Psychiatric Services. Vol 54(8), Aug 2003, pp. 1166
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"Replies to the comments by J. Mark on the author's article (see record 2003-99170-015) discussing how psychiatric illnesses have been depicted in a variety of contemporary film and television dramas." (PsycINFO)

Halliwell, Martin.
Images of idiocy : the idiot figure in modern fiction and film Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
MAIN: PN3426.P46 H35 2004

Hunter, Jack.
Eros in hell : sex, blood and madness in Japanese cinema / [by Jack Hunter]. London ; San Francisco : Creation Books, c1998. Creation cinema collection ; v.9
Main Stack PN1993.5.J3.H85 1998

Hyler, Steven E.
"DSM-III at the cinema: Madness in the movies." Comprehensive Psychiatry, 29, 195-206 (1988)
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A kaleidoscopic view of commercial film and television depiction of mental disorders is presented. Films portraying various types of mental disorder, from psychoses through personality disorders, are identified and examined in terms of DSM-III diagnostic criteria. It is concluded that although few generalizations can be made, a surprisingly large number of films are reasonably accurate in their representations of various disorders, and some may even be considered prototypal in their portrayal of the mentally ill.

Hyler, S.E., Gabbard, G.O. & Schneider, I.
"Homicidal maniacs and narcissistic parasites: Stigmatization of mentally ill persons in the movies." Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42, 1044-1048 (1991).

Hyler, Steven H.
"Stigma Continues in Hollywood." Psychiatric Times June 1, 2003 p33

Indick, William
Psycho thrillers : cinematic explorations of the mysteries of the mind / William Indick. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S87.I54 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0517/2005022632.html

Jackson, W.P.
"Mental illness in the movies." Hospital Community Psychiatry, 43(3), 285 (1992)

Joshua, Mark
"Psychiatry in La-La Land." Psychiatric Services 2003 54: 1165-1166.
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"Comments on the article by H. R. Greenberg (see record 2003-99170-015) in which he observes what many of us have long recognized about cinematic renderings of mental illness: that they destructively depict its causes and manifestations as well as its treatment and outcomes. The current author discusses several points he takes issue with in Greenberg's article and notes that, unless we require a psychiatry resident to have an affair or grow up in an alcoholic family, film can be an important way to provide someone a sense of an experience." [PsychInfo]

Kaplan, E. Ann.
"The couch affair: gender and race in Hollywood transference." American Imago 50.n4 (Winter 1993): 481(34).
"Psychoanalytic theory is Euro-centered in its values and mind-set. It is also person-centered, and therefore does not cope with the social contexts of African American neuroses. The same kind of ideological blindness with respect to women and blacks in film pervades the genre. The portrayals of psychoanalytic limitations in movies such as 'The Snake Pit' and 'Home of the Brave.' is examined." [Expanded Academic Index]

Kaplan, Arline.
"Mental Illness on the Screen: No More Snake Pit." (cover story) Psychiatric Times, Apr2007, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p1-7, 3p

Klein, Julia M.
"Depicting mental illness." Chronicle of Higher Education. 49, 42, B15-B16 (2003, June 27)

Knight, Deirdre Sabina
"Madness and disability in contemporary Chinese film." The Journal of medical humanities 2006 Summer;27(2):93-103.
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"This article draws on recent research in the medical humanities to analyze two contemporary Chinese films: Zhang Yuan's Sons (1996) and Zhou Xiaowen's The Common People (1998). By portraying psychic and physical anguish in ways that refuse to divorce biology from culture, such films offer rare moral dialogues on biomedical issues and contribute a cross-cultural perspective invaluable to the task of responding to illness and suffering." [PubMed]

Kondo, Naomi.
"Mental Illness in Film." Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p250-252, 3p
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Krausz, Peter.
"What! Me crazy? Mental illness and the cinema." (Critical Essay) Australian Screen Education Autumn 2003 i31 p116(5) (1538 words)

Kubie, L.
"Psychiatry and the films." Hollywood Quarterly, January, 113-117 (1947)
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Lawson, Andrea; Fouts, Gregory
"Mental Illness in Disney Animated Films." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 49(5), May 2004, pp. 310-314
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Lehmann, Christine
"Positive Psychiatry Portrayals A Rarity in Hollywood." Psychiatric News August 2, 2002 Volume 37 Number 15
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Levers, Lisa Lopez
"Representations Of Psychiatric Disability In Fifty Years Of Hollywood Film: An Ethnographic Content Analysis." Theory & Science Issue 2, Fall 2001
"This is a synopsis, partial revision, and update of a more detailed qualitative study of the treatment of "mental illness" in 21 selected Hollywood films involving scenes of psychiatric hospitalization and spanning the half century from the 1940's through the 1980's. Taking off from Gilman's 1982 expose of the portrayal of "madness" in the pictorial arts through the Nineteenth Century, this ethnographic content analysis resulted in an annotated filmography providing a thick description of relevant aspects of each film and a multiple case study of how psychiatric disability has been depicted--by way of an iconography of 'madness' and stereotypes of 'mental illness'--in mainstream, mass-market movies, with their often-remarked effects on "the public eye." This updated synopsis, aside from a brief description of some of the more interesting results of the longer study, offers a discussion of theoretical problems of approach, practical problems of research, of some implications for practice, as well as some implicated but not here explorable questions of visual literacy."

Martin, Linda
"The Psychiatrist In Today's Movies: He's Everywhere and in Deep Trouble." New York Times, Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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Monahan, Jerome.
"Celluloid madness." (Teacher)(PSHE)(portrayal of mental illness in the media) Times Educational Supplement, Dec 5, 2003 v0 i4561 pssss6(2)
"Understanding of mental illness is not helped by its portrayal in the media, ranging from the Ned Flanders character in The Simpsons, who has a breakdown, to Jim Carrey's portrayal of a schizophrenic in Me, Myself & Irene. This has prompted Rethink, charity, to launch Reel Madness, a season of documentaries and films featuring aspects of mental illness on film." [Expanded Academic Index]

Orchowski, Lindsay M.; Spickard, Brad A.; McNamara, John R.
"Cinema and the Valuing of Psychotherapy: Implications for Clinical Practice.". Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, Oct2006, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p506-514, 9p

Parmar, Neil
"Lunatic Toons." Psychology Today; Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p33-33
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Presents information on a study on the influence of animated Disney films on the attitude of children toward mentally ill. Percentage of motion pictures that denigrate mental illness; Information on several motion pictures that feature negative stereotypes.

Pavlides, Merope
"Whose Choice Is It, Anyway? Disability and Suicide in Four Contemporary Films." Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, 46-52 (2005)
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The purpose of this aricle is to examine four contemporary American films--Whose Life Is It Anyway?; 'Night, Mother; One True Thing; and The Hours--that depict suicides of individuals with disability or illness, in an attempt to articulate how these images reflect, and influence, social perceptions of the worth of life in such circumstances. These films will be examined in light of dramatic structure, character depictions, and thematic intent. This review confirms the hypothesis that such films underscore our cultural tendency to view disability and illness as an experience that demands release rather than support.

Pies, Ronald
"Psychiatry in the Media: The Vampire, The Fisher King, and The Zaddik." Journal of Mundane Behavior volume 2, number 1 (February 2001)

Puccinelli, Patricia M.
Yardsticks : retarded characters and their roles in fiction New York : P. Lang, c1995.
MAIN: PS374.M45 P83 1995

Rabkin, Leslie Y.
The Celluloid Couch: An Annotated International Filmography of the Mental Health Professional in the Movies and Television. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M463.R23 1998

Roffman, Peter
The Hollywood social problem film : from the Depression to the fifties / Peter Roffman & Jim Purdy Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1981
Main Stack PN1995.R63
Moffitt PN1995.R63

Rosen, Alan; Walter, Garry; Politis, Tom; Shortland, Michael
"From shunned to shining: doctors, madness and psychiatry in Australian and New Zealand cinema." (Medicine and Art) . The Medical Journal of Australia Dec 1, 1997 v167 n11-12 p640(5)
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Rosenstock, Jason
"Beyond a beautiful mind: Film choices for teaching schizophrenia." Academic Psychiatry. Vol 27(2), Sum 2003, pp. 117-122
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"For psychiatric educators interested in using film to teach professional and lay audiences about schizophrenia, the 2001 release of A Beautiful Mind has made the process much easier. The movie shows a range of symptoms and complications, and it gives viewers--especially patients and families--hope for recovery. However, many other commercial films depict various aspects of the illness, and the choice of which one to use is determined by the audience, the pedagogical focus, and the time available. Clean, Shaven (1995), for instance, may be more challenging for professional audiences. Psychiatric educators should familiarize themselves with the variety of film options when teaching about schizophrenia." (PsycINFO)

Schneider, Irving
"Deus ex animo, or why a doc?" (Special Issue: Psychoanalysis and Cinema) Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 1990 v18 n1 p36(4)

Schneider, Irving
"Images of the mind: Psychiatry in the commercial film." American Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 134(6), Jun 1977, pp. 613-620
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"Argues that there are many temporal and cultural parallels in the development of commercial films and psychiatry. The psychiatrist has been depicted in widely varying ways--as madman, as a powerful force for tinkering with the soul, and as a wonder worker who cures patients by uncovering a single traumatic event. The early years, in which psychiatric issues were often treated simplistically or sensationally, were followed by a "latency period." After the war there was a deluge of psychological films, which also began to deal with emerging social issues. Contemporary films tend to focus on madness as a metaphor or on the struggle of seemingly normal, successful people to find fulfillment. Psychiatry and film are seen as "toys that have grown up together," along with the consumers of both." (PsycINFO)

Schneider, Irving
"The theory and practice of movie psychiatry." American Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 144(8), Aug 1987, pp. 996-1002
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" Suggests that the depiction of psychiatry in the movies has been a source of concern over the years to many in the profession who feel that a false picture of psychiatrists' work has been presented to the public. Psychiatry in the movies has developed its own characteristics, which only occasionally intersect with those of the real-life profession. The methods and theories of the invented profession of movie psychiatry are outlined. Three types of movie practitioners are described as is the movies' portrayal of psychoanalysis. The influence of European psychiatry and the chronological progression of modern movie psychiatry are portrayed. It is concluded that the movies project a view of psychiatry through the distorting lenses of fear, defensive ridicule, and the yearning for the ideal parent." (PsycINFO)

Schneider, Irving
"Images of the mind: Psychiatry in commercial films." American Journal of Psychiatry, 134, 613-620 (1997)
"There are many striking temporal and cultural parallels in the development of commercial films and psychiatry. The psychiatrist has been depicted in widely varying ways--as madman, as a powerful force for tinkering with the soul, and as a wonder worker who cures patients by uncovering a single traumatic event. The early years, in which psychiatric issues were often treated simplistically or sensationally, were followed by a "latency period". After the war there was a deluge of psychological films, which also began to deal with emerging social issues. Contemporary films tend to focus on madness as a metaphor or on the struggle of seemingly normal, successful people to find fulfillment. Psychiatry and film are "toys that have grown up together," along with the consumers of both." [AJP]

Schneider, Irving
"The psychiatrist in the movies: The first fifty years." In:The Psychoanalytic study of literature / Joseph Reppen, Maurice Charney, editors. pp: 53-67. Hillsdale, N.J. : Analytic Press, 1985
Main Stack PN56.P92.P74 1985

Schneider, Irving
"The theory and practice of movie psychiatry." American Journal of Psychiatry 1987; 144:996-1002 "The depiction of psychiatry in the movies has been a source of concern over the years to many in the profession who feel that a false picture of psychiatrists' work has been presented to the public. In fact, psychiatry in the movies has developed its own characteristics, which only occasionally intersect with those of the real-life profession. This paper outlines the methods and theories of the invented profession of movie psychiatry." [AJP]

Shakespeare, Tom
"Art and lies?; representations and disability on film." In: Disability discourse / edited by Mairian Corker and Sally French. Buckingham ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Open University Press, 1999.
Main Stack HV1568.2.D57 1999

Shortland, Michael.
"Screen Memories: Towards a History of Psychiatry And Psychoanalysis in the Movies." British Journal for the History of Science [Great Britain] 1987 20(4): 421-452.
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"Looks at the evolving role of psychiatrists in film as both mirrors of public opinion and influencing factors on public attitude. After surveying many films, the author concentrates on The Snake Pit (1948), which caused public hysteria in Great Britain in its attempt to "realistically" portray conditions within asylums, and John Huston's biographical thriller Freud (1962), which used the techniques of detective films to convey the essence of Freud's character and work. Film has been too long neglected as a research source by historians." [America History and Life]

Sieff, E.M.
"Media frames of mental illness: The potential impact of negative frames." Journal of Mental Health. 12, 3, 259-269 (2003, June)

Signorielli, Nancy.
"The stigma of mental illness on television." Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Summer 1989 v33 n3 p325-331
Author's Abstract: COPYRIGHT 1989 Broadcast Education Association"Examination of 17 annual week-long samples of primetime network dramatic programming reveals a negative and generally stigmatized image of mental illness and the mentally ill. Mental illness has consistently appeared in one fifth of all primetime programs, affecting 3% of the major characters. Although relatively small in numbers, the mentally ill were most likely to commit violence and to be victimized. The mentally ill characters were less likely to be employed outside the home, and if so employed were likely to be seen as failures." [Expanded Academic Index]

Smith, Claude J., Jr.
"Finding a warm place for someone we know: the cultural appeal of recentmental patient and asylum films." Journal of Popular Film and Television v27, n1 (Spring, 1999):40 (7pages).
"The portrayal of mental disabilities and illnesses in motion pictures hasbeen one of the most appreciated subjects in the industry, as proven by thesuccess of a number of films, including 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' 'TheFisher King,' 'Forrest Gump' and the most recent 'Slingblade.' These filmsdo not only depict the inert complexities of mental illnesses, but alsoreflect the cultural beliefs of certain groups of people. Some of thesefilms even seek to portray the deplorable situation of mental institutions." [Magazine Index]

Stanley, Alessandra.
"Mental images: film psychoanalysis is analyzed by the analysts." ('Camera on the Couch' film seminar that focuses on psychoanalysis as portrayed in the movies) (Living Arts Pages) The New York Times Nov 16, 1990 v140 pB1(N) pC1(L) col 1 (21 col in)

Stastny, Peter
"From Exploitation to Self-Reflection: Representing Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities in Documentary Film." Literature and Medicine, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 68-90, Spring 1998
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"Those crazy comedians, the Freudian analysts." The New York Times Feb 27, 1987 v136 pC6(L) col 6 (7 col in)

Stump, Julie.
"Discrimiatory Portrayals Of The Mentally Disabled In Popular Films: Some Preliminary Thoughts." Contemporary Justice Review, Jun2002, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p189, 5p
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Presents a selection of U.S. films which reflect a variety of representations of the mentally disabled. 'The Score,' directed by Frank Oz; 'Pollock,' directed by Ed Harris; 'Things Behind the Sun,' directed by Allison Anders.

"Those crazy comedians, the Freudian analysts." The New York Times Feb 27, 1987 v136 pC6(L) col 6 (7 col in)

Trifonova, Temenuga.
"Multiple personality and the discourse of the multiple in Hollywood cinema." European Journal of American Culture, 2010, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p145-171, 27p UC users only

Wahl, O.F.
"Mass-Media Images Of Mental-Illness - A Review Of The Literature."Journal of Community Psychology 20 (4): 343-352 Oct 1992

Wahl, O.F., Lefkowits, J. Y.
"Impact Of a Television Film on Attitudes Toward Mental-Illness." American Journal of Community Psychology 17 (4): 521-528 Aug 1989
Author's Abstract: COPYRIGHT 1989 Plenum Publishing Corporation"The possible impact of a prime time television film portraying a mentally ill killer was investigated. Groups of college students were shown the film with and without a film trailer reminding viewers that violence is not characteristics of mentally ill persons. A third group viewed a film not about mental illness. Postfilm responses to the Community Attitudes toward the Mentally Ill scale indicated that those who saw the target film expressed significantly less favorable attitudes toward mental illness and community care of mentally ill persons than did those who saw the control film, regardless of whether or not they received the trailer along with the target film. Results support concerns that media depictions add to mental illness stigma and also suggest that corrective information alone may not be sufficient to counteract the stigmatizing impact of such audience-involving mass media portrayals." [Expanded Academic Index]

Wahl, O.F.
Media madness : public images of mental illness / Otto F. Wahl. New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, c1995.
Main Stack P96.M452.U68 1995

Wahl, O.F.; Wood, Amy; Zaveri, Parin; Drapalski, Amy; Mann, Brittany.
"Mental illness depiction in children's films." Journal of Community Psychology, Nov2003, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p553, 8p
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Walker, Janet
Couching Resistance: Women, Film, and Psychoanalytic Psychiatry Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1993.
Main Stack RC451.4.W6.W34 1993
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Wilson, Claire; Nairn, Raymond; Coverdale, John; Panapa, Aroha
"Mental illness depictions in prime-time drama: identifying the discursive resources." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Volume 33 Page 232 - April 1999
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Wilson, Wayne
The psychopath in film / Wayne Wilson. Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c1999.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P785.W56 1999

Wolfe, Kary K.; Wolfe, Gary K.
"Metaphors of Madness: Popular Psychological Narratives." The Journal of Popular Culture Volume 9 Issue 4, Pages 895 - 907
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Zimmerman, Jacqueline Noll
People like ourselves : portrayals of mental illness in the movies / Jacqueline Noll Zimmerman. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. Studies in film genres ; no. 3
Main Stack PN1995.9.M463.Z56 2003

Zoller, Heather M.; Worrell, Tracy .
"Television Illness Depictions, Identity, and Social Experience: Responses to Multiple Sclerosis on The West Wing Among People With MS." Health Communication. 2006. Vol. 20, Iss. 1; p. 69
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A Beautiful Mind

Arnst, Catherine.
"Just Another Hollywood Mad Scientist." Business Week. January 21, 2002. p. 74
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Billings, Andrew.
"Biographical Omissions: The Case of A Beautiful Mind and the Search for Authenticity." Film Journal. 1(1):(no pagination). 2002
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Brooks, chael .
"Return of a beautiful mind." (Interview) New Scientist Dec 18, 2004 v184 i2478 p46(4) (1930 words)
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Campbell, Paul J.
"A Beautiful Mind." (movie review) Mathematics Magazine Feb 2002 v75 i1 p70(2)

Charles, Marilyn.
"A Beautiful Mind." American Journal of Psychoanalysis. 63(1):21-37. 2003 Mar

"Citizens Commission on Human Rights: A Beautiful Mind - An Ugly Agenda; 'Cinematic Glorification of Psychiatric Drugs'." US Newswire March 18, 2002 p1008077n5694 (664 words)

Donaldson, Elizabeth
"The Psychiatric Gaze: Deviance and Disability in Film." Atenea, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 31-48, June 2005
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"Sketches out recurring themes in the representation of mental illness in films and the media. Juxtaposition of mental illness classic films; Elaboration on the cinematic conventions used to narrate psychoses in the movie "A Beautiful Mind;" Discourses of normalcy in television advertisements marketing depressants and bipolar awareness." [Ebsco]

Giltz, Michael
"A beautiful minefield: the makers of A Beautiful Mind chose to ignore John Nash's love of men. What were they thinking?" (The Hollywood Issue). (Critical Essay) The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) April 2, 2002 p38(7) (3895 words)
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Goode, Erica
"A rare day: the movies get mental illness right." (A Conversation With Glen Gabbard)(Health & Fitness)(Interview) The New York Times Feb 5, 2002 pD6(N) pF6(L) col 2 (35 col in)

Hensley, Dennis
"From Rent to Russell: Anthony Rapp talks about costarring with Russell Crowe--and the bisexual subtext--in the Oscar hopeful A Beautiful Mind." (Film). (Brief Article)(Interview) The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) Jan 22, 2002 p61(3) (559 words)
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Keltner, Norman L.
"A Beautiful Mind Ron Howard (Director)." Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Apr2007, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p110-111, 2p
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Kerr, Philip
"Just a pretty face: Philip Kerr is not impressed by a formulaic story about a mad mathematical genius." (Film). (A Beautiful Mind)_(movie review) New Statesman (1996) March 4, 2002 v131 i4577 p44(2) (865 words)
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Lane, Anthony
"Game boy." (film: 'A Beautiful Mind')_(movie review) The New Yorker Jan 7, 2002 v77 i42 p82(2)

McCarthy, Todd
"A Beautiful Mind." (Reviews: "mind's' math adds up to inspiration). (movie review) Variety Dec 17, 2001 v385 i5 p35(2) (1384 words)
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Nasar, Sylvia
"The man behind A Beautiful Mind." (John Nash deals with paranoid schizophrenia) The Bulletin with Newsweek March 12, 2002 v120 i6315 p65(1)
John Nash, the real like man behind the character in the movie 'A Beautiful Mind', had a classic case of paranoid schizophrenia. He went through many horrible treatments to quiet the voices he was hearing and stop his other symptoms.

Nasar, Sylvia
"The Man Behind a Beautiful Mind: The real John Nash never saw visions, and after 1970 he never took medication. But his love affair with Alicia, he says, is 'just like a movie.'" Newsweek March 11, 2002 p52 (780 words)
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Rockmore, Daniel
"Exploiting a Beautiful Mind." (the real life of John Nash, the mathematician depicted in 'A Beautiful Mind') The Chronicle of Higher Education Jan 25, 2002 v48 i20 pB18(2)
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"The real life of John Nash and the effect of mental illness on his career is not what is depicted in the movie 'A Beautiful Mind.' Nash accomplished most of his important mathematical work before the career ending onset of paranoid schizophrenia at age 31. After his gradual recovery he won the nobel prize for economics." [Expanded Academic Index]

Rockwell, Cynthia
"A Beautiful Mind." (movie review)Cineaste Summer 2002 v27 i3 p36(2) (1524 words)
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Rosenstock, Jason
"Beyond a beautiful mind: Film choices for teaching schizophrenia." Academic Psychiatry. Vol 27(2), Sum 2003, pp. 117-122
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"For psychiatric educators interested in using film to teach professional and lay audiences about schizophrenia, the 2001 release of A Beautiful Mind has made the process much easier. The movie shows a range of symptoms and complications, and it gives viewers--especially patients and families--hope for recovery. However, many other commercial films depict various aspects of the illness, and the choice of which one to use is determined by the audience, the pedagogical focus, and the time available. Clean, Shaven (1995), for instance, may be more challenging for professional audiences. Psychiatric educators should familiarize themselves with the variety of film options when teaching about schizophrenia." (PsycINFO)

Scott, A.O.
"A 'mind' is a hazardous thing to distort: when films juggle the facts." ("A Beautiful Mind")(Living Arts Pages) The New York Times March 21, 2002 pB1(N) pE1(L) col 1 (20 col in)

Scott, A.O.
"From math to madness, and back." (A Beautiful Mind)(Living Arts Pages) The New York Times Dec 21, 2001 pE1(N) pE1(L) col 3 (25 col in)

Sinker, Mark
"A Beautiful Mind." (movie review) Sight and Sound March 2002 v12 i3 p37(2)
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Steinhart, Daniel
"Howard's formula: Showest Director of the Year celebrates A Beautiful Mind." (ShoWest 2002). (director Ron Howard) Film Journal International March 2002 v105 i3 p124(2) (1695 words)

Vilanch, Bruce
"A beautiful mind game." (notes from a blond). (A Beautiful Mind) (movie review) The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine) Feb 19, 2002 p43(1) (728 words)
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Will, George F.
"John Nash's Renunciation: 'A Beautiful Mind'--the book and the movie--will increase empathy for the mentally ill." (movie review)Newsweek Jan 14, 2002 p68 (939 words)
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Forrest Gump

Boyle, Karen.
"New Man, Old Brutalisms? Reconstructing a Violent History in Forrest Gump." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, pp. (no pagination), December 2001 UC users only

Byers, Thomas B.
"History Re-Membered: Forrest Gump, Postfeminist Masculinity, and the Burial of the Counterculture." MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 419-44, Summer 1996

Chumo, P. N.
"You've got to put the past behind you before you can move on": Forrest Gump and national reconciliation. Journal of Popular Film and Television v. 23 (Spring 1995) p. 2-7 Peer Reviewed

Devliegar, Patrick J.; Baz, Tal; Drazen, Carlos.
"Mental retardation in American film: a semiotic analysis." Semiotica, 2000, Vol. 129 Issue 1/4, p1-28, 28p

Fan, Victor.
"The unanswered question of Forrest Gump." Screen, Winter2008, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p450-461, 12p
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Faunce, B.K.
"Little Women" and "Forrest Gump." Psychoanalytic Review; 1996, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p132-137, 6p

Halliwell, Martin.
Images of idiocy : the idiot figure in modern fiction and film Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
MAIN: PN3426.P46 H35 2004

Hampton, H.
"Forrest Gump." Film Comment v. 30 (November/December 1994) p. 2-4

Kehr, D.
"Who framed Forrest Gump?" Film Comment v. 31 (March/April 1995) p. 45-8+

Kellman, Steven G.
"Forrest Gump, Dixie Dolt as Everyman: A Review Essay." The Southern Quarterly. 34(2):113-16. 1996 Winter

Kimpton-Nye, Andy.
"Gump and Co." In: Framed: Interrogating Disability in the Media Edited by Ann Pointon with Chris Davies. pp: 31-35. London: British Film Institute : Arts Council of England, 1997.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H34.F73 1997

Kuhn, Kathryn E; Moskop, Wynne Walker
"Forrest Gump: A Postmodern Poor Richard?" Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 1997, 20, 1-2, June, 63-73
" Accounts for the critical reception & public success of the movie, Forrest Gump, by reading it as a postmodern version of Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac. It is asserted that both texts turn on the tenet that virtue is profitable. Max Weber's (1958) interpretation of Franklin's writings as utilitarian is discussed to underscore that Franklin's character, Poor Richard Saunders, preaches virtue not for goodness sake but rather as a means to economic success. Gump's story also links virtue & wealth, as Gump succeeds by retreating from postmodern disorder into private virtue, while more erudite characters fail by trying to make sense of the world. Interpretations of Gump's triumph as a stupid Poor Richard generally reflect critics' responses to the film's messages that virtue is profitable, people can be blamed for their poverty, & goodness & wealth are compatible." [Sociological Abstracts]

Lavery, David
"'No Box of Chocolates': The Adaptation of Forrest Gump." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 18-22, 1997
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Leitch, Thomas M.
"Know-Nothing Entertainment: What to Say to Your Friends on the Right, and Why It Won't Do Any Good." Literature Film Quarterly; 1997, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p7, 11p
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O'Brien, James M.
"Forrest Gump: Innocent Fool." In: Fools and jesters in literature, art, and history : a bio-bibliographical sourcebook / edited by Vicki K. Janik, et al. pp: 226-30. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Doe Refe PN1583.F66 1998 Biographies Non-circulating

Pearson, H.
"Forrest Gump." Films in Review v. 45 (November/December 1994) p. 60-1

Radstone, Susannah
"History and trauma: Reviewing Forrest Gump." In: Between the psyche and the polis : refiguring history in literature and theory Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 20010
MAIN: D16.8 .B48 2000
Contrasts an approach to the film Forrest Gump informed by psychiatric understandings of trauma, with an analysis informed with psychoanalytic understandings of traumatic memory. In so doing, the author aims to show that while the former approach is shaped by defensive fantasies producing an illusory intellectual mastery, the second approach shows that the film Forrest Gump may be aiding in the struggle towards psychic mastery, rather than knowledge of the past" [PsychInfo]

Scott, Steven D.
"'Like a Box of Chocolates': Forrest Gump and Postmodernism." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 23-31, 2001
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Sharman, L. F.
"Forrest Gump." Sight & Sound v. ns4 (October 1994) p. 41-3

Walker, M.
"Making saccharine taste sour." [Forrest Gump and the United States]. Sight & Sound v. ns4 (October 1994) p. 16-17

Wang, Jennifer Hyland
"'A Struggle of Contending Stories': Race, Gender, and Political Memory in Forrest Gump." Cinema Journal, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 92-115, Spring 2000
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Wineburg, Sam; Mosborg, Susan.
"What Can Forrest Gump Tell Us about Students' Historical Understanding?" Social Education, Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p55, 4p

Zinsser, Judith P.
"Real history, real education, real merit--or why is `Forrest Gump' so popular?" Journal of Social History; Fall95 Supplement, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p91, 7p
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Girl, Interrupted

Butler, Jeremy R.
"Hollywood Portrayals of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Treatment: Implications for Clinical Practice." Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America Volume 14, Issue 3, July 2005, Pages 509-522
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Chouinard, Vera.
"Placing the 'mad woman': troubling cultural representations of being a woman with mental illness in Girl Interrupted." Social & Cultural Geography, Nov2009, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p791-804, 14p
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Cross, Alice.
"Girl, Interrupted." Cineaste, 2000, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p48, 2p
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Geller, Jeffrey L.
"Girl, Interrupted: The Book and the Film." Psychiatric Services Apr 2000; 51: 536 - 537.
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Kermode, Mark.
"Girl, Interrupted." Sight and Sound 16:12 (December 2006)
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Kondo, Naomi.
"Mental Illness in Film." Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p250-252, 3p
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Marshall, Elizabeth
"Borderline Girlhoods: Mental Illness, Adolescence, and Femininity in Girl, Interrupted." The Lion and the Unicorn 30.1 (2006) 117-133
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Morag, Raya.
"Not a Dirty Secret: On Some Cases of Bulimia in Cinema." Camera Obscura, Jan2006, Vol. 21 Issue 61, p146-182, 37p
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Madness of King George

Alleva, Richard.
"The Royal Treatment." Commonweal, 3/10/95, Vol. 122 Issue 5, p15, 2p
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Chandler, David.
"Representing hitthe Mad King: George III in the Cinema." Journal of Popular Film & Television 36:2 (Summer 2008) p. 72-81
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Coe, Jonathan.
"Power Mad." In: Film/literature/heritage / edited by Ginette Vincendeau. pp: 135-38 London : British Film Institute, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.3.F54 2001

Greenberg, Harvey Roy.
"The Madness of King George." Cineaste, Jul95, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p47, 2p
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Kauffmann, Stanley.
"The Madness of King George." New Republic, 1/30/95, Vol. 212 Issue 5, p28-30, 3p
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McKechnie, Kara.
"Mrs Brown's Mourning and Mr King's Madness: Royal Crisis on Screen." In: Retrovision : reinventing the past in film and fiction / edited by Deborah Cartmell, I.Q. Hunter, and Imelda Whelehan. pp: 102-19. London ; Sterling, Virginia : Pluto Press, 2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.R46 2001

McKechnie, Kara.
"Taking liberties with the monarch: the royal bio-pic in the 1990s." In: British historical cinema: the history, heritage and costume film
Edited by Claire Monk and Amy Sargeant. London ; New York: Routledge, 2002.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H5 B75 2002

Nicastro, Nicholas.
"The full monarchy." Film Comment, Mar/Apr99, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p60, 4p,

O'Mealy, Joseph H.
"Royal Family Values: The Americanization of Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III." Literature/Film Quarterly. 27 (2): 90-96. 1999
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Prasch, Thomas.
"The Madness of King George." The American Historical Review. Oct 1995. Vol. 100, Iss. 4; p. 1225
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Tepper, Craig.
"The Madness of King George." Film Quarterly; Spring96, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p46, 5p
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Shine

Dermot, Clinch
"It ain't what you play, it's the way that you play it." (Pianist David Helfgott) New Statesman (1996) March 7, 1997 v126 n4324 p43(1) (760 words)

Kaufman, Cynthia.
"Jewish truama and Christian redemption in 'Shine'." (movie review) Socialist Review Summer-Fall 1999 v27 i3-4 p185(4)

Knittel, Janna.
"Madness, Myth, and the Media in the Making of David Helfgott." Popular Culture Review. 9 (2): 3-18. 1998 Aug.

Pruett, Kyle .
"Where creativiy ventures, must madness follow? "('Shine,' the film by Australian Scott Hicks examines the life of David Helfgott, the gifted pianist whose career was interrupted for a decade by mental illness) The New York Times Nov 17, 1996 v146 s2 pH17(N) pH17(L) col 3 (45 col in)

Roberts, Melissa
"The piano man." (pianist David Helfgott) Newsweek March 10, 1997 v129 n10 p62(5) (2268 words)
"Helfgott, who was portrayed in the motion picture 'Shine,' will begin a series of American concerts in Mar 1997. Plagued by a mental problem his psychiatrist describes as a 'schizoaffective disorder,' Helfgott is cared for by his wife of 13 years, Gillian Helfgott." [Expanded Academic Index]

Rosen, Alan; Walter, Garry
"Way out of tune: Lessons from Shine and its expos?." Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 34(2), Apr 2000, pp. 237-248
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Rosenbaum, Thane
"Questions in shadows of 'Shine.'" (Jewish audiences ponder what role the Holocaust played in emotional damage done to both pianist David Helfgott and his father, Peter Helfgott) The New York Times March 2, 1997 v146 s2 pH12(N) pH12(L) col 5 (27 col in)

Ross, Alex
"The shining." (the film 'Shine' made a celebrity of David Helfgott, a mediocre pianist) The New Yorker March 24, 1997 v73 n5 p33(1)
"Audiences attend Helfgott's concerts to watch his mental anguish and because they loved the film 'Shine,' even though know critics call him a mediocre musician. The film could have been an even better story of overcoming adversary in the concert world by profiling a truly gifted musician." [Expanded Academic Index]

Teachout, Terry
"The David Helfgott show." (concert pianist) Commentary June 1997 v103 n6 p55(4) (2838 words)
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"The success of the film 'Shine' has made David Helfgott a high-profile concert and recording artist, but his popularity is the result of his celebrity rather than his musical ability. Helfgott is mentally ill and is being shamefully exploited." [Expanded Academic Index]

Van Buchau, Stephanie.
"The Shining." (filmmakers make errors in presenting stores of European classical musicians as happened in the film, 'Shine') Opera News June 1997 v61 n17 p62(1) (819 words)

Vick, Christina.
"'Exploit You to Bits and Pieces': David Helfgott, Shine, and the Limits of Film Biography." Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association. : 51-56. 1999. pgs. 51-56.

Welch, Mark
"Shine: Still a glittering moment, or now a little bit tarnished?" International Journal of Mental Health Nursing; Jun2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p198-202, 5p
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The Snake Pit

Clooney, Nick.
"The Snake Pit." In: The movies that changed us : reflections on the screen New York : Atria Books, 2002.
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.C57 2002
PFA PN1993.5.U6.C57 2002)

de Carlo, Keri.
"Ogres and angels in the madhouse. Mental health nursing identities in film." International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. Vol 16(5), Oct 2007, pp. 338-348

Doane, Mary Ann
"The Clinical Eye: Medical Discourses in the "Woman's Film" of the 1940s" Poetics Today, Vol. 6, No. 1/2, The Female Body in Western Culture: Semiotic Perspectives (1985), pp. 205-227
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Fishbein, Leslie.
"The Snake Pit (1948): The Sexist Nature of Sanity." American Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 5, Special Issue: Film and American Studies (Winter, 1979), pp. 641-665
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Fishbein, Leslie.
"The Snake Pit (1948): The Sexist Nature of Sanity." In: Hollywood as historian : American film in a cultural context / edited by Peter C. Rollins. pp: 134-158. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1983.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H5.H64 1983

Henriksen, Margot A.
"The Snake Pit: America as an Asylum." In: Dr. Strangelove's America: society and culture in the atomic age Berkeley : University of California Press, c1997.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
MOFF: E169.12 .H49 1997
ETHN: E169.12 .H49 1997
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Hollinger, Karen.
"Listening to the female voice in the woman's film." Film Criticism, 1992, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p34-52, 19p

Machiorlatti, Jennifer
"Surveying Popular Films of Oppression: The Ideological Construction of Women and Madness." In: Beyond the stars: Themes and Ideologies in American popular film / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990-
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990 volume 5

Semarne, V.
"'The snake pit': A woman's serpentine journey towards (w)holeness." Literature/Film Quarterly Vol XXII nr 3 (July 1994); p 144-150.
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Shortland, Michael.
"Screen Memories: Towards a History of Psychiatry And Psychoanalysis in the Movies." British Journal for the History of Science [Great Britain] 1987 20(4): 421-452.
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"Looks at the evolving role of psychiatrists in film as both mirrors of public opinion and influencing factors on public attitude. After surveying many films, the author concentrates on The Snake Pit (1948), which caused public hysteria in Great Britain in its attempt to "realistically" portray conditions within asylums, and John Huston's biographical thriller Freud (1962), which used the techniques of detective films to convey the essence of Freud's character and work. Film has been too long neglected as a research source by historians." [America History and Life]

Smith Jr., Claude J.
"Finding a Warm Place for Someone We Know." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Spring99, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p40, 7p,
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Walker, Janet.
"Psychotherapy as Oppression: The Institutional Edifice." In: Celluloid couches, cinematic clients : psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in the movies / edited by Jerrold R. Brandell. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.P783.C47 2004

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